Travel and Adventure

Our new challenge over at Try it on Tuesday for the next 2 weeks is Travel and Adventure.

I also want to welcome the wonderfully talented Tammy from My Craft Central who has joined our design team; she is such an inspirational artist and I’m so happy that she has joined us.

For my travel and adventure page, I’m sailing the high seas using some beautiful papers from Stamperia. I hope that you are inspired to join our challenge too; it would be lovely to see you there!

I started by using one of my favourite techniques which involved smooshing some Tumbled Glass Distress Ink onto the centre of the page; I used a re-inker for this so I placed some ink onto an acrylic block, spritzed it with water and then pressed the block onto the page. When dry, I ripped a piece of Stamperia design paper in half and stuck it to the left and right-hand sides of the page using a glue stick.

For the tags and additional images, I used some more of the Stamperia papers and also some vintage stickers that have been in my craft stash for a while. I layered the paper pieces and stickers together and secured the ship tag and the anchor using some brown brads before sticking them in place using double-sided foam tape.

To finish, I added the wording which are Small Talk stickers from Tim Holtz; they read “no journey is to great if you find what you seek”, “adventure is worthwhile” and “travel the world over to find the beautiful”.

For more inspiration please pop over to Try it on Tuesday and take a look you at the wonderful creations from our Guest Designer and my Design Teamies to see where their Travel & Adventure has taken them (grin!).

This page reminded me this fabulous T-shirt which we bought for my hubby whilst holidaying in New England, it’s from the Shipyard Brewing Company in Portland, Maine.

When we travel, we always enjoy looking at and trying the different local beers and here is my hubby checking out the different varieties at a supermarket in Maine; as you can see from the overhead signage Shipyard make a pumpkin ale which is where we got the idea of home-brewing our own pumpkin beer – my favourite (grin!).

As life on the high seas is thirsty work, I’m also joining T Stands for Tuesday with all these beers and saying a big welcome to the T Gang – cheers and Happy T Day!

Hope that you’re all staying safe and well!

Thanks for joining me today! If you have any questions or comments, I would love to hear from you.

Here is a list of the materials that were used to create this art journal page:

  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Tumbled Glass, Tea Dye)
  • Stamperia 8×8 Inch Paper Pack (Around the World)
  • Pritt Stick
  • Vintage Stickers
  • Craft Sensations (Brads)
  • Tim Holtz idea-ology Sticker Book (Small Talk #TH93193)

As well as Try it on Tuesday, I’m pleased to be able to join the following challenges today:

Paperbabe Stamps and their Challenge #147 – Anything Goes with my mini art journal page.

LTcCB #60 – Anything Goes over at Love to Craft Challenge Blog with my travel and adventure page.

Anything Goes challenge at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge with my page too.

26 thoughts on “Travel and Adventure

  1. Love the nautical theme of your page. The pic of the crab made me laugh as it reminded me of the sea spiders (tiny crabs at Enders Island) Looks like a fun trip to the grocery story. So many beers so little time. Happy T Day

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  2. That is a stunning page Jo. It really goes back to the romantic days of sailing. And that is gorgeous paper from Stamperia. I haven’t seen that one (or I’d have to buy it-smile). I like the way you went with this theme. And nice T shirt. I can tell you visited in the fall with the Pumkinhead on the Shipyard beer sign. Not quite ready for fall yet but good to know it is coming. Hope July is going well and happy T day to you. Hugs-Erika

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  3. I felt like I was taken back in time when pirates roamed the high seas. I love the ancient feel to this. Even the colors convey that, Nicely done with the tags, too. They really stand out beautifully.

    I really like that tee shirt you husband is wearing. It goes so well with your journal page, too. I know how much you both love beer, so it only seems natural you would check out local beers. Thanks for sharing your incredible journal page and the beers you two were checking out for T this Tuesday, dear Jo.

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  4. oh I do do do love love maps and anything like maps and clocks and coggs and… I have a few papers but am still at the stroking stage or the hugging…and just can’t cut into them because I know I’ll make a rxatxs axrsxe out of them, I mean , a real mess, out of what ever I make! So, I’ll hang on and see what yours turns out like, I know I’ll be fintastic! Happy T Day! (Lyn)

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  5. Great looking page Jo- and Stamperia has some of the most beautiful rice papers! Love the image on the T shirt. I’m not a beer drinker but my hubby does love a cold one on a hot summer day:) Happy T day!

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  6. What a stunning page Jo! I love all of the different maritime elements and the Stamperia papers are absolutely gorgeous! So happy to be part of the TIOT team 🙂 Enjoy the rest of your week.
    Hugs, Tammy

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  7. Beautiful choice of papers Jo, love the little crab and whale in this collection. Looks awesome with the tags and chosen words.. every little scrap and tag works in harmony. Great theme WONDERFUL journal spread.
    Hugs Tracey xx

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  8. Hi Jo, sorry for the late visit, had a busy day yesterday and by the time we arrived home the temperature was 38c so a swim was the only thing to do. Thanks for your visit yesterday.
    I love your journal pages, love the blue and cream, very vintage looking and all the gorgeous elements and sentiments you’ve used.
    I love the stacked cases of beer, reminds me of when I worked in a supermarket for a short time, I had to stack soft drinks, so high I had to stand on a step ladder to lift the cases up!
    Happy belated T Day

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  9. Wow, those are beautiful papers by Stamperia. I love maps and the vintage look. A winner!
    Great T-shirt! Even better now I know what it means. Interesting photo of your hubby by the pumpkin beer. So funny that he is standing under the Corona sign. Corona had not arrived when the photo was taken probably. (Yes, of course I know it is a brand of beer, but it was funny)
    Happy T-Day,

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  10. Fab page representing travel, Jo. So much to look at and love the papers!

    How fun that you try beers wherever you travel – a cool T-shirt too. Even cooler you make your own pumpkin beer! Maine is such a great place – I visited years ago and loved it.
    Happy late T-day and many hugz

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  11. Fabulous page Jo, love everything about, colours, sailing ships, I love anything nautical and this has lots. Those papers are to die for, I feel a need” for them LOL

    Joan x

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  12. Oh my goodness I love this spread! I’ve just collected some new ship postcards and cannot wait to incorporate them into my journal. I am crazy over fish and boat stamps and could spend all summer using just them! Ha ha. Hugs, Autumn

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  13. Oh Yes! All set for adventure! I love this way of extending paper an this page certainly does benefit – giving a great impression of being on the high seas! Love how you check out beers and got inspired to make your own pumpkin beer! Belated Happy T Day, Chrisx

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